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Which Way’s Up for Japan Tourism?

While we were on our way to Japan it was announced that Tokyo would host the 2020 Summer Olympic Games. Over the next six weeks, I tried to imagine how visitors from around the world would find touring around Japan. Specifically, outside the Tokyo Games and the special arrangements for press and athletes, will Japan […]

Live and Learn at the Feria in Sevilla

Here in Sevilla, Spain, we’ve timed our visit to coincide with the Feria de Abril, the famous annual spring festival of horses and bulls. (Tom provides detailed bullfighting notes and photos here.) We thought it would also involve costumes (correct) and processions (not exactly), and that we’d be swept up in the fun of it all […]

10 Things I’ve Learned from Traveling (with my husband of 34 years)

1. The morning is for people who have someplace to go. The afternoon is for wandering around aimlessly, long lunches, reading, or napping. Do what you need to do in the morning or you’ll never get it done. If you arrive at a bank or office after hours, you can be sure it won’t open […]